August 9, 2022

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Alex Ovechkin



The Washington Capitals Captain was born on 09/17/1985 in Moscow, Russia.

Alex Ovechkin is celebrating his 27th birthday in Russia with his new haircut, however, wax Ovi is in DC with a full head of hair.

Last season, Alex Ovechkin played in his 500th NHL game and was awarded NHL’s Third Star of the Week in March. Hopefully, the season gets started soon so that the awards and milestones will keep coming.

Ovi was very involved in the DC community last season. Ovechkin hosted a Caps hockey school at St. James Catholic School with Jason Chimera in September 2011, helped spread holiday cheer by shopping for deserving DC families in December and, of course, was part of Casino Night in February.

Ovechkin also spent two days with Sam Jacobson, a teenager recovering from lymphoma, as part of the Make a Wish Foundation.

Thanks Ovi for everything that you do on and off the ice! Happy Birthday #8!

Follow Alex Ovechkin on Twitter (@Ovi8) and be sure to wish #8 a Happy 27th Birthday.

Alex Ovechkin during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Alex Ovechkin -Practice April 27 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)



About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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